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Monthly Highlights

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  • Laurel and Sarah host annual Baby Shower
  • The shower raised over $2,000 for God's Baby Closet.
  • This serves Hampton, Exeter, Hampton Falls and North Hampton communities.
  • Thanks to all who contributed and especially the Portrie's and Brindamour's for a successful mission. event.
  • The Sunday School's kids' Hiefer Project has put forth great effort to raise money for this mission.
  • The "No Bake Sale, a Valentine Auction and Talent Show are some of the examples.
  • They were able to raise $1,200 along with an anonymous matching donation to reach $2,400.
  • They chose to donate several things to Heifer such as  a goat, llama, chickens and sending two girls to school.
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Up Coming Events

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  • Upscale Rummage Sale for the community.
  • Cross Roads Dinner Meal
  • Church World Services "Clean Up Bucket Kits" for families facing floods, tornadoes, fire or other environmental disasters.
  • Look for more details in Sunday bulletins.

Ask Us

The mission Committee is available to answer questions you may have about missions or how you may participate in working with them.

Sammi Moe, Lucy Champion, Susan Dixon, Annmarie Sorrow and Reverend Deb Knowlton

Mission Group

New! Autoimmune Support Group

Are you a “spoonie?” Do you have an autoimmune disease or chronic illness and need some support? A new group has started in order to offer comfort, caring and understanding.  NO medical advice is offered but there will be lots of supportive conversation, fellowship and, perhaps, some laughter as loads feel lightened. The next meeting is scheduled for February 18, 2019 at 10AM at First Congregational Church.  Feel free to enter the back kitchen door off the parking lot behind the church (door to the far right facing the back of the church).  All are welcomed.

Nursery Care

Nursery: We have child care during the worship service. Beginning on Sunday, September 9, there will be an attendant in place by 9:45 to get your little one situated. The nursery is down the main hall just beyond the elevator, on the left. Just in case you are not aware, there are also rocking chairs in the Narthex (behind viewing window at back of church) positioned directly under a speaker so that you will not miss the worship service should your little one need a little comforting. Please sign your child in, leave your name and list any issues the attendant may need to tend to.

Missons

First Congregational Church of Hampton Visitors – Another valuable mission of the church

FCC Visitors is a group of dedicated folks who visit monthly with our homebound, hospitalized, and assisted living residents and friends, bringing the message of God’s care and love and the assurance that they are never forgotten by the faith community.  The visitors provide support, a listening ear, information and contact telephone numbers to community based services, many of which these elders are not aware. We meet together about six times a year to share concerns and engage in continuing education about the needs of elders.  Anyone who wishes to join the visitors’ group is warmly welcomed.

Missions

God’s Baby Closet
For more than 20 years First Congregational Church has operated a closet that welcomes young families who are struggling to supply their children with diapers, wipes, clothing up to 5T, food, books and small baby equipment. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday mornings 10-noon and the catchment area includes southern Rockingham County. Persons who can bring ID and proof of residence are welcomed to visit and make use of this resource.

The Congregation is also involved in a number of other mission endeavors:
Yearly:
We are involved in the Exeter Area Crop Walk which earns monies to alleviate hunger at home and abroad.
Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box program is another mission that involves sending 50+ shoe boxes to countries around the globe, supplying children with a small gift and a reminder that another child cares for them.
Fund-raising for Heifer International happens during January, February and March and over the last 15 years we have supplied more than $5000 toward filling an ark of animals to be sent to families in need.
Yearly, we also support a Christian Seminary in Belgium, send 2 young children to school through the Global Ministries Sponsor Program, Support Andover Newton Theological School, Seacoast Family Promise, Seacoast Youth Services, and Church World Service Blanket and Tools program.
This past summer we helped to sponsor a young adult in our congregation who chose to spend 3 weeks in Thailand working at an orphanage.
Monthly:
We prepare a meal for 80+ residents of Cross Roads House Homeless Shelter each 4th Wednesday of the month.
We offer worship services for residents of Partridge House in Hampton and Mark Wentworth Home in Portsmouth.
National and International Crisis Giving – Currently we are sending support for Hurrican Harvey Victims to the Texas Diaper Bank and through Church World Service to help with clean-up and maintainance of daily life for survivors.